23 05/2017

Moldova marks Day of Parliament

The Day of Moldovan Parliament was marked by its museum inauguration and granting of the Speaker’s scholarships today, the parliament’s communication and public relations department has reported.  

The inauguration exhibition of the Parliament Museum gathered together the first Parliament’s MPs, ambassadors, young people and MPs.

"We started with a modest exhibition of photographs and documents adopted by Sfatul Tarii (the Council of the Country), the legislative body that a hundred years ago legislated the Moldovan Democratic Republic (RDM) and the Parliament of 90s, which voted for the independence of the Republic of Moldova. I invite all Moldovans, former and current MPs to contribute materials to develop this project," said Andrian Candu.

The inauguration of the museum included the gifts received by MPs during business trips and an exhibition of photographs and documents of the Country Council, as well as materials elaborated by the Parliament of Moldova from independence until today.

Also today, three students of the National Music Lyceum "Ciprian Porumbescu" received merit scholarships for remarkable successes in 2016-2017, awarded by Andrian Candu.

Mihai Mangir, IVth form, violinist, won more awards at major international contests in recent four years, and he won the 1st place at a violin contest held in Plevna, Bulgaria in 2016.

Stefan Luta, Vth form, managed to win the Grand Prix at an international violin contest held in Bucharest, Romania in April 2017.

Adriana Babin, Xth form, is one of the few young ladies in Moldova to play the pen-pipes. Adriana has participated in numerous national and international competitions. She also actively participates in charity projects, concerts in orphanages and elderly nursing homes.

The Speaker handed them 5,000 lei and invited them to be the first visitors to the Parliament Museum. The children together with Andrian Candu went to see the antique cars in front of the Parliament, then attended the Museum’s festive opening.

The events were organized in the context of the Days of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. In 1991, the law was passed by which the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic (RSSM) was named the Republic of Moldova, and Sovietul Suprem (the Supreme Council) was renamed to the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova.